Flight

Sparrows take their wings for granted,
rolling in the dust
like happy dogs in sunlight
hopping across the garden
as if flightless.

If I could fly, I’d never walk,
catching breezes, updrafts,
like hawks, like hummingbirds
skating across the clouds
as if weightless.

I would remember and be grateful
(for all the grounded days)
for all the joy of feathered life,
those earthbound days
lighting every flight.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Flight

  1. cote8050 says:

    I know, me too, I’d never walk again but then do birds know… probably not, if we could become what we aren’t then the gratefulness would begin! if only…. 🙂 happy gardening!

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